|31 July, 2007 - Electric Motorcycles - A Review|
|A review on what's on the market for electrical motorcycles. |
Not scooter, nor trikes, but real motorcycles that you can go and buy right now (if you have that much cash). Performance is still too low, prices too high, but we're getting there.
|31 July, 2007 - Video: Racing Commercials|
|TV ads for "old" motorcycle races, one for motocross, the other for motorcycle dragsters. |
|30 July, 2007 - Everything Except The Kitchen Sink|
|This guy has got almost everything from his house loaded on his BMW 650GS motorcycle, including kayak and dog. |
Only thing missing is the kitchen sink...
|30 July, 2007 - My Next Bike - Ecological, Electrical, Solex|
|I've always been in the market for an electrical bike, and now, one of the ultimate symbols of France, the VeloSolex, is going to be available in electric. |
A great vehicle to go and buy a croissant at the local boulangerie, clean and proper, and not fast. But then, if you live in Normandy like I do, you're never in a hurry....
|30 July, 2007 - Final Motorcycle Rider Resting Place|
|We've seen motorcycle hearses for our final journey, but here even one better. Motorcycle fuel tanks that are urns for your ashes! |
What better way of making your final statement?
|27 July, 2007 - A True Biker - ATGATT|
|Yesterdays funny photo (Take off your helmet when drinking) resulted in a comment from a reader, about who the person was in the photo. |
It belongs to a Canadian living in Taiwan, with a funny web site, and even funnier videos. Here's the video which features the photo.
|27 July, 2007 - Speed Ticket Insurance|
|A Danish association (speed club - appropriately named Fartklubben) is offering an insurance against speeding tickets (and also parking tickets). |
For a little bit of money, they'll pay your speeding fines. Too good to be true ?
|26 July, 2007 - Pump Up Your Helmet|
|Scorpion are producing a helmet like the way Reebok used to make their Pump sneakers. |
Press a little pump, and you inflate air into your helmet, making it fit perfectly. Great idea.
|26 July, 2007 - RSS Feed Per Category Enabled|
|For those of you who want to subscribe to the RSS feed, but can't be bothered by everything, you can now select specific categories for your RSS feed. |
|25 July, 2007 - Tour De France; Bicycle or Motorcycle Race ?|
|Is the famous Tour de France a bicycle race or a motorcycle race? |
When you look at the photo (or TV broadcasts), you'd swear it's a motorcycle race with a few bicycles as spectators.
|25 July, 2007 - Strange Motorcycle/Quad/Bar Stool|
|If you want to save time, here's the invention for you. A motorized bar stool. |
Ride up straight to the bar, have your drinks, and ride back again, with never leaving your stool. Handy!
|24 July, 2007 - BMW R1200GS Wins 5th Centopassi|
|A BMW R1200GS Adventure won the Italian Centopassi event, which finished this weekend.
The mountain event has become a main part of the road races in Europe. Again, many people participated. |
|24 July, 2007 - Wearable Videocam|
|A Swedish designer has designed the prototype of a hands free, wearable, camera. |
The devices transmits images and sound without wire to a recorder (presumably a mobile phone). Still in concept form, this is one device that could see a market.
|24 July, 2007 - Rain, Rain, Go Away|
|It has been raining very heavy in Western Europe. |
Here are a few photos of the consequences for us poor motorcycle riders.
|23 July, 2007 - Paris Motorcycle Exhibition Ready For September|
|The Paris motorcycle exhibition, Mondial Du Deux Roues, will open its doors on 29 September. |
One of the biggest motorcycle shows, we can expect to see many new motorcycles and accessories.
|20 July, 2007 - Netherlands Wants To Outlaw Integral Helmets|
|The Dutch part for Freedom and Democracy, the VVD, wants to outlaw bikers from wearing integral helmets when not riding a motorcycles! |
In other words, you must take off your helmet before dismounting! Stupidity is too kind of a word.
|20 July, 2007 - Hot! Very Hot!|
|Photo of a guy riding his motorcycle through a burning tunnel in order to break Guinness World record. |
Hot, very hot.
|19 July, 2007 - Uvex F1 Magic Goggle: Electronic Tint|
|Uvex have launched a skiing goggle (that could be used for motorcycles, since it's compatible with helmets), that changes tint by the press of a button. |
Using state-of-the-art liquid crystal technology, it's light, and changes tint very fast.
Available in September 2007.
|18 July, 2007 - Ducati: Fast USB Drives|
|SanDisk have launched a series of fast external computer memory, starting with a 4 Gb USB Drive labelled as Ducati. |
Sexy looking, and very fast, they're Ducati's all right.
You can have any color you want, as long as it's Ducati red!
|18 July, 2007 - Lawyer Challenges Denver Motorcycle Noise Law|
|The strange and unfair law that went in effect this month in Denver is being challenged by a smart lawyer (a biker himself). He has stated that the Police motorcycles generate more noise than what the new law allows for, so either the law must be withdrawn, or the Police must stop using the motorcycles. |
Smart move, now let's see what is going to happen in court.
|18 July, 2007 - Review: Using The Hex GS-911 Tool|
|A review of the BMW motorcycle fault diagnostic tool, Hex GS-911. |
Despite the name, the tool will run a fault diagnostic on most BMW motorcycles, F, R, K, and even C series.
|18 July, 2007 - Milla Jovovich, BMW and Resident Evil 3|
|Here's another photo of the BMW K1200R motorcycle used for the movie Resident Evil 3, but this time there's also Milla Jovovich, the star of the movie. |
|17 July, 2007 - Ducati: A Story Of Passion - The DVD|
|Pro Italia, USA's largest Ducati dealer, have produced a one hour DVD called 'Ducati: A Story of Passion'. |
Ducati is a motorcycle manufacturer with a passionate fan club, and this DVD could be a collector's dream.
|17 July, 2007 - Handicapped Riding Motorcycles - Martin Conquest|
|Martin Conquest in the UK are producing in series a BMW R1150R adapted for disabled riders and their wheelchairs. |
An incredible feat of engineering, the trike has all that you need to be able to ride if you are in a wheelchair.
|17 July, 2007 - Motorcycle Search Engine|
|Here's a website with a motorcycle sites only search engine. |
Span, leaches and other dirty websites are filtered out, leaving you only with sites that count.
|13 July, 2007 - NO Harley! BOLD Harley!|
|OMG! This makes me sick. |
How could they? Harley-Davidson nipple rings ??????
|13 July, 2007 - France: Getting Out Of License Points Penalties|
|Many French drivers stand the chance of loosing their driving license after being caught by a speeding radar. But people have gotten smart. Several websites offer you the possibility to contact a "point seller". |
These people sell their license points, by "owning" up to the speeding. Everyone wins; you get to keep your license, the 3rd party gets a big lump of money, and the government still get their money.
|12 July, 2007 - Bad Taste #72537 ?|
|Tacky ? A wall-clock in the shape of a motorcycle, that every hour will rev up, and go through the gears. |
How long before you find it in pieces?
|12 July, 2007 - AKE Motorcycle Communication Center|
|German AKE have a large series of communication devices for motorcycle riders. Their central communication hub allows you to ride while listening to stereo music, GPS, mobile telephone, walkie-talkie and your pillion. |
They now offer you all of the above, without being wired to your motorcycle. Bluetooth to the rescue.
|12 July, 2007 - Video: Motorcycle Awareness USA Style|
|A pretty lame video, made in the USA, for motorcycle awareness. |
Not like in the UK, where videos are hard hitting and make people think.
|11 July, 2007 - KTM Hire Tadeusz Blazusiak As Factory Rider|
|KTM have hired Polish rider, Tadeusz Blazusiak, who recently won the Erzberg race on a borrowed motorcycle. |
He will be one of the professional enduro riders. Expect to see much more of this talented rider.
|11 July, 2007 - Keeping Cool: VentilationVest|
|Keeping cool on your motorcycle can be hard. Even though it's a very cold summer here, other parts of the world are experiencing major heat waves. |
The German made ventilationVest can be a life saver. Battery operated (8 hours of operation), the vest will cool you down.
|11 July, 2007 - How Many Forum Readers Does It Take?|
|We're all members of some motorcycle discussion forum, so you'll recognize this "how many forum members does it take to change a light bulb" joke. |
I put it here for those 3 readers who aren't a member of any discussion forum.
|10 July, 2007 - Spy Shot Of New Airbag Testing|
|One of our photographers managed to capture a hidden airbag test when visiting BMW's biker bash in Garmisch. |
The airbag seems to be in an advanced stage.
|9 July, 2007 - Rwanda Militia Threaten McGregor|
|The Dynamic Duo, actors Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, are being threatened by Rwanda militia to stop their motorcycle trip through Africa, or face consequences. |
The militia, who are known to have practiced cannibalism, may just stop their motorcycle journey.
|9 July, 2007 - Enertia Electric Motorcycle: The Future?|
|Brammo motorsports in the USA are releases a road electric motorcycle next year! |
Called the Enertia, this electric motorcycle could be an ideal commuter motorcycle. With a range of 45 miles and a full charge time of 3 hours, it looks promising. Just the price is a bit too high.
|6 July, 2007 - BMW K1200R Resident Evil 3|
|BMW have produced a special one-off motorcycle to celebrate the new Resident Evil movie. |
The motorcycle, a BMW K1200R, has gotten a "special" paint job !
|6 July, 2007 - Really Soft Motorcycle|
|Theresa Honeywell is an artist! She knitted this motorcycle!! |
Imagine knitting this motorcycle !
|6 July, 2007 - More John Deere: Now A Helmet|
|Yesterday's post on the Boss Hoss/John Deere motorcycle drew a reaction about a John Deere helmet. |
Nanoseconds later, the helmet was found on evilbay. My question is ... WHY?
|5 July, 2007 - Max Biaggi To The Dark Side?|
|It looks like Max Biaggi is sniffing at changing from 2 to 4 wheels. |
He'll be driving an Audi A4 at the Mugello DTM races on July 13 and 14. So maybe he'll go over to the dark side of motorsports as well.
|5 July, 2007 - More John Deere Motorcycles|
|John Deere customized motorcycles seems to be a big thing. |
Here's a Boss Hoss/John Deere motorcycle, weighing only 550 kilos...
|5 July, 2007 - Video: Bluetooth Intercoms|
|The first two video ads for motorcycle Bluetooth intercoms. |
BlueAnt and SuperTooth Interphones.
|4 July, 2007 - Fire Breathing Dragon Motorcycle|
|Last month I showed a photo of a knight in armor on a Harley motorcycle. I got a comment about a motorcycle that has a fire breathing dragon. |
So, I went and found a photo, here it is. Anyone know the story behind this motorcycle ?
|4 July, 2007 - Statistics: UK: Road Fatalities 2006|
|The road fatalities statistics for the UK during 2006 have been released. Interesting reading! |
Did you know it's more dangerous being a pedestrian than a motorcycle rider ?
|4 July, 2007 - Site Preferences Page Added|
|We added a site preferences page for this site. |
At this moment, only thing you can set is whether you want the Snap Shots preview on or off. More to come later.
|3 July, 2007 - TomTom Coming With Live Video GPS?|
|It looks like TomTom are preparing a GPS that incorporates a live video feed of the road in front of you. |
Quite interesting, specially since they seem to be superimposing the GPS data!
|3 July, 2007 - Charging Motorcycle Tank bags|
|German made Bags-Connection have several model motorcycle tank bags that contain their own 12V charging points inside the bag. |
They also have a system that doesn't use straps or magnets, but instead, the bags get bolted on to your tank.
|3 July, 2007 - Red Bull Romaniacs 2007 Report|
|Here's the final report on the hard motorcycle enduro, the Red Bull Romaniacs held last month. |
Several photos and quotes. See you next year for this incredible event.
|2 July, 2007 - Finding Out The Traffic Situation In France|
|With the upcoming summer holidays, many people will be coming to, or travelling through, France. Many vehicles have radios or GPS equipped with RDS, but for those of you who don't have it, here's a French government site that shows you the traffic situation in real time. |
You'll be able to see which roads are blocked, which have work in progress and where the accidents are.
|2 July, 2007 - Very Light Motorcycle|
|This has got to be the lightest motorcycle around. |
Probably also the safest, since it's one riding airbag..